Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11 series a couple of days back in China. The Redmi Note 11 series consists of three handsets – Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. Now, within a couple of days of the launch, Xiaomi has released Android 11 based Kernel Sources for the Redmi Note 11 Pro (codename pissarro). Continue reading “Xiaomi releases Kernel Sources for Redmi Note 11 Pro”
OEMs preload phones with apps to improve user experience, but not all the preloaded apps and features are important to all users or some users have their own preferred app for a particular task, for example, most of the users prefer Google Calendar and Keep Notes over Custom Calendar and Notes apps that come pre-installed with the device. If you use a phone running a forked version of Android like MIUI, realme UI or ColorOS, you must have found some apps unnecessary at some point in time. Continue reading “How to uninstall apps on realme devices without root”
It’s that time of the year, again! Android 12 Stable release for Pixel devices is just around the corner, and Android OEMs have started announcing the next iterations of their proprietary UI. Earlier this month, OPPO announced ColorOS 12, and also released a detailed roll-out plan for OPPO and OnePlus devices. Now, Xiaomi has gone a step ahead, and announced the Android 12 Stable testing program for Mi 11 series devices.
One of the biggest advantage of owning a Xiaomi or POCO device has to be the third party community development support. Out of third-party ROMs for these devices, OxygenOS ports are often sought after by enthusiasts. Recently, someone ported OxygenOS 11 from OnePlus Nord to the POCO X2. We installed it on our unit, and here is our guide to help you with the installation process. We will be using it as a daily driver for the next couple of weeks, and let our readers know more about the day-to-day performance, battery life, and more.
Most Android OEMs these days ship devices with a bucketload of preinstalled apps. But, not all the apps are used by most of the users. In fact, people often opt for services that work on most platforms instead of locking themselves into an app that’s available only on devices from one manufacturer. For example, people are likely to opt for services like Evernote or Google Keep rather than using MIUI Notes app, or OneUI Notes app. If you use a phone running a forked version of Android such as OneUI, MIUI, ColorOS, or RealmeUI, you might have found some apps unnecessary at some point in time.
Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 9 in the country last month. To recall, the device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD, is powered MediaTek Helio G85 12nm SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, and runs Android 10 based MIUI 11. Xiaomi has already unveiled the latest iteration of its proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 Global back in May, though the company is yet to formally announce MIUI 12 for India.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February last year running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already started receiving Android 10 update along with MIUI 12 in India, but limited to Pilot testers only for now. Redmi Note series devices usually have a great custom ROM development, and Redmi Note 7 series is no exception to the family.
Oxygen OS is amongst popular Android skin that offers smooth experience along with a decent amount of customizations without much bloatware. A couple of months ago, we had tried Android 10 based Oxygen OS ported ROM on our Redmi Note 7 (lavender). Recently developers ported Android 10 based Oxygen OS to Redmi Note 7 Pro (Violet), we tried it on our unit and here is our review of the same.
realme launched realme Watch in the country a couple of months ago with support for 12 watch faces. During the launch, the company had mentioned that it will soon bring 100 more watch faces to the realme Watch with OTA update. Now, realme has started rolling out a new update for realme Watch bringing new watch faces. Along with realme Watch, realme Band is also receiving a similar update.
Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in almost every aspect, except for the development aspect, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Pixel Experience Plus”
Update: July 15 — Xiaomi has started rolling out a new update for the Mi A3 that fixes the Dual SIM issue. Continue reading “Mi A3 v22.214.171.124 update affects Dual SIM functionality globally including India [Update: Fix rolling out]”
Towards the end of June, the Indian Government announced it’s plan to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, and Clean Master. Cheetah Mobiles, the company behind Clean Master was in news a few months back when Google decided to pull off quite a few of their apps from Google Play Store including the Antutu benchmark. Apps like Clean Master were popular amongst users which helped in clearing the cache of the phone. To those unaware Cheetah Mobiles is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation. Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun has also served as CEO and Chairman of the Kingsoft in the past.
Xiaomi unveiled the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 Global at an event in Europe last month. MIUI 12 brings brand-new design Animations, and Dark Mode 2.0. It focuses on Privacy, Security, and Multitasking and shows all sensitive behaviors of an app. During MIUI 12 Global launch, the company promised to roll-out MIUI 12 Global Stable update for Mi 9, Mi 9T (Redmi K20 in India and China), and Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 in India and China) in June.
Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China back in March. The devices have started receiving MIUI China Closed Beta update in China, and the builds were leaked as a result, we could bring you MIUI 12 New Features and First look.
Xiaomi has been slowly expanding the smart home devices portfolio in the country over the last few years. The company made its debut into the smart light segment last year ago with Mi LED Smart Bulb and also unveiled Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 under its crowdfunding program. We got hold of a retail unit, and here is our long term review of the same after using it for four months. Continue reading “Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 Review”
Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in every aspect, but Redmi Note 8 has better custom ROM and mods support compared to its Pro sibling, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.
Redmi Note 8 Pro has already received Android 10 update but Redmi Note 8 still runs on Android 9, but you can always install a custom ROM to stay on the latest version of Android. We tried Extended UI on our Redmi Note 8 unit and here is our post that may help you in deciding if you should flash it on your device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI”